I love Italian food's flavor an cooking methods, the techniques you use are very simple but produce a very complex taste.  In this instructable I will show you how to make cannoli shells from scratch.  

Step 1: The Ingredients and Materials

To make the cannoli shells you will need the following:
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp of dark drown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp of salt
  • 3 tbsp of softened butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 tsp of nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 oz. of sweet Marsala wine
1. Mix the everything but the Marsala in a bowl with a pastry cutter until it is crumbly, the butter and egg yolks should be thoroughly mixed.
2. Add in the wine 1 oz at a time, until you are able to mix it with your hands.
3. Form into a ball and let sit uncovered for 30 minutes.

While the dough is resting we will form the cannoli tubes out of foil.
I used egg white to seal the dough around tube...but still opened up..what else can i do or what am i doing wrong? Help
Hi. I'd like to know why my shells open when frying??? I stick them with water on the end. :(
<p>Use Egg to seal it.</p>
<p>beat the leftover egg whites with a little water, and use that to seal the edge...</p>
<p>I used a disposable aluminum roasting pan. Much sturdier than a roll of foil. Paid $1.00 for it, cut it, rolled it, fried it. =D</p>
<p>Hey guys, I made this recipe and its great. The only thing was I needed to make gluten free cannoli. I added an extra oz of masala and also added 1 tablespoons of vinegar and 1 tablespoon of cold water. Came out great. Thanks for sharing your recipe.</p>
Grammah used a cut up broom stick. The foil is good idea! thx
So nice! You are really making me want to make cannolis!
My family uses bamboo for the tubes.

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